Chris Read CR Strategies NapervilleChris Read
CE and Pre-License Instructor
Managing Broker of CR REALTOR®

Chris Read has been a REALTOR® since 1977.  CR Strategies, founded in 2009, is designed to be a resource for Real Estate Agents, Sponsoring Brokers, Managing Brokers and Associations who seek to strategically pursue growth of their business and profitability.

Formal Instruction Currently:

  • CE Instructor for Associations and Brokerage Companies
  • Pre-License Instruction for Managing Brokers and Post License Instruction for Brokers
  • REBI Instructor
  • REBAC Instructor
  • Professional Standards
  • Mediation


  • “Training for Talent”
  • “Strategies for Success”
  • Brokerage Orientation for new offices
  • CE courses for License Law, Legal Issues, Ethics, RESPA, TRID, Broker Management CE
  • Fair Housing

Prior Real Estate Experience:

32 years with john greene, Realtor, headquartered in Naperville: Salesperson, Sales Manager, Senior VP, Chief Operating Officer.  From 1985-2008: managed and directed the initial training and professional development for all the company’s agents. Agents were known for high market share, professionalism, knowledge, skills and ethical standards.

Industry Involvement:

  • READ Board: appointed position 2010 to Real Estate Administrative Disciplinary Board - Reappointed 2016
  • Mediator since 2006 following the NAR Mediation Training Seminar
  • National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors 2006-2017, Conventional Finance and Lending Chair of How to Bring Private Capital back into the Market; service on Professional Standards, Business Issues, State and Local Issues and Risk Management, Federal Finance
  • Illinois Association of REALTORS®: Chaired Professional Standards, Business Issues, License Law Rewrite, Education Rules Senior Task Force
  • Committee Service on IAR Executive Committee, Strategic Planning, Public Policy, Housing Opportunities, Professional Development, IAR Board of Directors
  • President of RWSSC (known as Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®) 2004-5
  • Chair of Mainstreet “Pathways to Professionalism” video
  • MLS: Board member and secretary of MLSNI, Board of Managers, Interim Board for MRED

Industry Awards:

  • 2016 Illinois REALTOR® of the year.
  • Illinois Association of REALTORS Presidential Medallion for outstanding service, 2009, 2010, and 2015
  • Mainstreet REALTOR® of the year 2007
  • 2006 and 2009 Mainstreet "Special Achievement in the Industry Award"
  • 2006 Business Ledger "Influential Women in Business Award"

If “effective training” is a strategic priority for your business CR Strategies LLC offers numerous programs and services to assist in your pursuit of….Success on Purpose!

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